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Living The Life You Love

That's a phrase I see about the place a lot.

But there must be more to it than holding an egg in both hands or doing a star jump on the beach. Lots of live loving seems to take place in the countryside, which would be the opposite of living the life I love. I am very happy that the countryside exists but I don't want to spend any time in it, I don't mind seeing it from the window of a train, but I feel ill at the sight of a cattle grid or a sign with the words passing places - literally not a road I want to go down.

Anyway, part of LTLIL is making the most of what I have, and I like would to spend more time in the dining area, but it's just not cosy enough. I wonder why I don't find it a calm, relaxing space


   
there are just no clues! 


Nope, still not cosy. 



So we bought a bin, not for in the dining area but it means rubbish is now in the bin rather than on the worktop that's right next to the dining table. 



Dan tidied the Ladderax.



I tidied the sideboard



and made a table runner. 

Not maximum cosiness levels, but certainly better than before. Cost so far £5.99 for the bin. 

Comments

  1. Small changes can make such a big difference and it looks lovely. Sadly, my clothes airer usually only makes a temporary disappearance from the dining room and for the most part it's used as an office. Not my idea of a nice place to spend time. I have my dreams of a nice light and airy dining kitchen. X

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    1. Oh yes, the clothes airer is a fixture at this time of year!

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  2. Looking good. I know it's a work in progress but I like what you've done so far.
    J x

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    1. Thanks, we have a couple of ideas so hopefully it will improve as the year goes on.

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  3. I totally agree with living the life you love, and enjoying and appreciating what you have.

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    1. I think appreciating what you have is the most important thing isn't it.

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  4. I sometimes think living in the country is what I want....and then we get snow!!! I think staying here in my small city is where I belong.

    Your room looks lovely and the table runner pulls it altogether.

    God bless.























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    1. Thanks Jackie.

      I know what you mean, it's easy to be seduced by the fantasy of another life!

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  5. Nice! Seems like a tidy-up is a big part of the solution - lesson learned for me!

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    1. I think for me it's having the things I want to see as the things I actually see, rather than just the mess of day to day life.

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  6. That radio !!!!! My parents had one from when I was a little girl until mum moved into assisted living a few years ago. ...I enlarged the photo and saw the brand❤️

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    1. How lovely!

      A friend brought the radio over from Germany for us, her father refurbished it, which was an amazing gift. He refurbed the record player too, which is the same brand.

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  7. That looks much better! It's Amazing how just a few moves can make a difference!

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  8. Well a quick tidy up seemed to do the trick as far as I can see. Your treasures are beautiful and very unusual. When the house is a bit messier than I'd really like I justify it by telling myself it's a home that's lived in, not a show house that's for sale. Always makes me feel better :) xx

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    1. Thank you, I a not a naturally tidy person! I've come a long way though, it never takes more than a few minutes to put away all my mess and things are at standard levels of tidiness!

      My house certainly isn't a show house, unless it's showing how far two rabbits can spread one small pile of hay!

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